7 December 2019

A Workshop on Utopias for Caring Communities With SWOOSH LIEU (artist collective, Frankfurt / Hamburg)


This workshop focuses on utopias for future caring communities. More information will follow.

About the Workshop Leaders

Currently Johanna Castell, Katharina Pelosi and Rosa Wernecke are working together as SWOOSH LIEU. They studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and have been realising projects in the field of performance and installation together with other artists since 2009.

Under the working title What is the Plural of Crisis? – a performative crisis report in distributed roles, Swoosh Lieu has been working since the beginning of 2016 on a multi-part examination of central themes of the complex' crisis. From different perspectives and feminist approaches, the project investigates how the so-called financial crisis affects different actors and examines what function theatre, its formats and its techniques can assume in these times of crisis. The trilogy links thematically and formally to recent projects and continues the collective's examination of what is currently political in the theatre and how we can update the theatre as a technique for political disposal. The first part Who Cares? – a many-voiced personnel meeting of the carers premiered in September 2016 at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. The second part: Who Moves?! – a performative collection of motivations will be premiered in December 2017 as a co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt LAB.

Source: https://swooshlieu.hotglue.me/?ueber/


The workshop is open to all who care for other people privately, professionally or voluntarily or who receive care from others themselves - be it at home, in schools, hospitals, day care centres, social projects, etc. With a joint lunch and child care on site (on request). Free accomodation possible for participants from further away. The workshop is free, please register at Sascia Bailer sb@arthurboskamp-stiftung.de or call 04826 850 110.

Part of the workshop series Care for Caregivers

Care work is varied, but the challenges are often the same: chronic overload, lack of support, increased isolation. In a series of workshops led by artists, topics such as trust, communal support, self-esteem and recognition are therefore at the forefront. The participants are given tools and knowledge that they can integrate into their everyday lives. Recognition, exchange and networking of local care workers will be made possible – and care will be provided for those people who mostly care. The workshop series is part of Sascia Bailer's curatorial programme at the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung. As Artistic Director 2019/2020, she focuses on care work, community and solidarity.